Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sandy Crew

Sandy Crew, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion


#24 of 30/30

Image inspired by a photo taken in Venice, Florida... there was no sand, just plenty of fountain spray.  Borrowed the figures and set them on a beach, mostly made up fantasy.  

Pleased with the light and color, especially the plastic toys.  The boy on the left painted himself!  Painting was done on a used panel, a recycled portrait.  

 Didn't like it much so turned it upside down.  Oil over acrylic is fine!

Drew compostion in oil thinned with Gamsol.
 Color block-in underpainting.   Could see something happening that I liked better than the portrait. 
Like a gardener, an artist can bury mistakes!

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